Born in Spain in 1904, Salvador Dalí was one of the twentieth centuries most controversial and celebrated artists. He is best known for his involvement in the Surrealist movement due to such painting as The Persistence of Memory, although the leaders of the movement later denounced Dali as overly commercial.
After the 1940s, he painted in a more classical style, filling his art with religious and scientific imagery. Famous for his outrageous personality, Dalí was not limited to one media; he worked in oils, watercolors, drawings, graphics, sculptures, and jewelry. He produced films, illustrated and wrote many books, and created theatrical sets and costumes.
This concise, 50-minute biographical documentary, from the Artists of the 20th Century Series, is enhanced by spectacular images of the artist's greatest works.